Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

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Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:51 am

Does anyone have any Canonical references supporting the view that Buddha made a distinction between inevitable pain and suffering which is avoidable?

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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:17 am

Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:25 pm

Awesome. Just the ticket. Thank you.


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